MX D-Day Delay

Anyone for an Armadillo?

When the President's Commission on Strategic Forces met for the first time on Jan. 7, even Brent Scowcroft, its energetic chairman, doubted that it could achieve by its Feb. 18 deadline what the Pentagon, the Ford, Carter and Reagan Administrations and Congress had been unable to do in seven years: find a technically practical and politically acceptable home for the MX missile, the intercontinental bird that only its parent Air Force seems truly to love. Last week, in a chat with President Reagan, members of the commission won an extension...

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